Category: Business

  • Are Free projects worth the time?

    As a web designer and coder it is always easy to find people that want work done online and just happen to have no money to pay for that job. Probably 90% of those people are just looking for a hand out. Let’s just say it they’re cheap bottom feeders, but a few are really […]

  • Wasting Time with Social Networking

    Unless you have had your head in the sand you have heard of social networking. Social networking is the big craze right now. Many people would tell you that if you’re not using social networks with your business your missing out on customers. There are people that make their entire living teaching you how to…

  • Build Some Social Capital First

    Over the last few years social media has become a huge item for both personal users and business alike. Most people have a facebook profile. Many people and businesses now even have a twitter accout. But not everyone yet. I was recently asked to do some social media consulting for a business. They wanted to…

  • Google Conversion Optimizer

    I attended a webinar on Google Conversion Optimizerrecently and had to write a summary for work that I thought I would share with everyone. I don’t profess to be an expert (that’s why I went) so if there are things I am missing let me know. What is the Conversion Optimizer? At it’s core the…

  • Scope Creep and the In House Designer

    At one time or another each freelancer must deal with a client regarding the question of scope creep. As freelancer’s it can be easier to put your foot down, assuming you have a contract, and say no to added features at the same price. But what does an in house designer do? They don’t have…

  • Is it too Early to Launch your Website?

    Who here has launched a project prematurely? (my hand was the first up). When you start putting work into a project you get excited about it. You set a deadline for finishing the project and work very hard to stick to it. Sometimes despite our best efforts we have 90% of the project done. Sure…

  • The News: IE 8 may not suck and the freelancer bootcamp

    What I feel is the biggest news of the day is the fact that IE 8 now passes the Acid 2 test. So it may be that we won’t hate IE as much in the future. Admittedly we will still have to wait for IE 6 to die. Over at Freelancer Magazine there has been…

  • The News: Firefox is alive, seo, and some marketing advice

    Today is a great day for web designer’s. It seems that Firefox is finally over 20% of the market share in browsers. Firefox is awesome, and it is wonderful to see it reach this milestone. Hopefully this really pushes IE to be standards compliant instead of the PITA that all web designers are familiar with.…

  • The Daily News: WordPress 2.7 and pricing your projects

    How about we start the day with some twitter inspiration. Use the link to check out some creative twitter backgrounds and get some inspiration for designing your own. I know mine could sure use a refresh. Next up today is some feature previews for WordPress 2.7, which I am really excited about. Overall the interface…

  • Is Crowdsourcing the Answer?

    I just read an article on Sitepoint about Crowdsourcing for Freelancers. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, crowdsourcing is when you put your project up on a site (99designs, Crowdspring…) and get multiple options for the design. You then pick one and pay for that. I feel that it basically amounts to spec…